Dan Chmielewski

“Our Son Noah”

 An Update: We’re receiving emails from a number of people who knew Noah and know the Krom family asking for details about a public memorial service.  As soon as we have information, we’ll post it.  In the meantime, if you wish to send a message to the Krom family, please post it in the comments…

Beth Krom’s Son Noah Passes Away

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our son Noah in Santa Barbara on Friday night.  He was a senior at UC Santa Barbara.  We appreciate the kind thoughts, prayers and messages we have received from our friends, the community, and our colleagues, as well as messages from those…

Opinion First, Research Second for Red County Blogger and Possible Irvine Council Candidate

Jeff Lalloway, a new blogger for Red County, posted this rant recently.  Lalloway’s first Red County post is dedicated to attacking Larry Agran over the Great Park.  Agran has his share of critics, but Lalloway’s post is remarkably devoid of attribution. Or facts. PowderBlue Blogger Allan Bartlett identified Lalloway as a possible 2010 city council candidate. …

The High Cost of Healthcare

I got into it a bit with Register editorial writer Alan Bock last March at the Obama Town Hall in Costa Mesa, the one with an emphasis on healthcare, about healthcare reform.  I’m in favor of a single player healthcare system that makes insurance accessible and affordable for all Americans; this wouldn’t replace private insurance…

Boxer and Carville in the Big Easy

Send our friend Chuck DeVore a message by contributing to Senator Barbara Boxer’s campaign.  Dear Friend, I’ve known Barbara Boxer for a long time. She’s one of my favorite Democrats: Somebody who proudly tells you where she stands and what she believes in. In Louisiana, we call that showing some spine — and that goes…

The Obama Date Night Debate

This letter in this morning’s OC Register sums up some of the Right Wing bloviation in the blogsphere about President Obama’s recent trip to New York City to have dinner and catch a Broadway play.  A jet-set ‘date night’ Good leaders lead by example [“Obamas fly to see play in New York,” News, May 31].…